Colin Carr

Colin Carr (born 25 October 1957) is a British cello soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher.


Born in Liverpool, Carr is a professor of the cello, currently at the Royal Academy of Music. Carr taught at the New England Conservatory in Boston for sixteen years before taking up his current job at the Royal Academy of Music.[1] In addition, he is also affiliated with the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He took second place in the international Rostropovich Cello Competition and won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions (1978). Carr began playing at the age of five, and studied with Maurice Gendron. He also attended the Yehudi Menuhin School. He formerly played on the 'Marquis de Corberon' Stradivari cello, formerly played by Zara Nelsova, currently played by Steven Isserlis, and owned by the Royal Academy of Music. He lives with his wife Caroline and three children, Clifford, Frankie and Anya in a 17th-century farmhouse outside of Oxford, England.


  1. ↑ Eriksson, Erik. "Biography: Colin Carr". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2010.

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